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May 15th 2013 at 10:39:43 AM

Somebody created a Franchise page for Dead or Alive. Is this kosher? I'm not seeing any cross-media material.

m8e from Sweden Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
May 15th 2013 at 11:59:24 AM

[up]There's a movie, but that's not enough for a franchise page.

May 15th 2013 at 10:32:17 PM

Wonder Momo doesn't seem to deserve the Franchise namespace, either. It's one of several old and obscure Namco video games that was much later made into a webcomic.

DunDun Wandering...
Wandering...
May 16th 2013 at 9:36:40 AM

Kingdom Hearts is a bunch of Video Games and Manga adaptations. I'm pretty sure there's only two media here (a not-official musical adaptation in Germany wouldn't count, I'd think). Should this stay in Franchise?

I also have a general question concerning this namespace and video games that has not been mentioned in this thread:

  • Would a franchise count for the namespace if it is in one medium (i.e. video games) but be on three or more different consoles (e.g. first game on a Microsoft console, second game on a Sony console, and third game being on a Nintendo console)?

For books, I suppose that'd be different publishers or different authors (i.e. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which already is in the namespace).

I just want to make sure these pages are supposed to be in the namespace.

edited 16th May '13 9:37:52 AM by DunDun

videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
May 16th 2013 at 9:40:45 PM

Can I please have an opinion on whether Metroid needs the Franchise/ namespace? I really don't think it does, since the series consists of:

  • the obvious video games
  • a manga that never left Japan and isn't mentioned in the description (but does have examples on the page, such as under He Who Fights Monsters)
  • a couple comic book adaptations that aren't mentioned on the page at all
  • several crossovers with other Nintendo media that don't really contribute to its status as a "franchise" as far as we're concerned.

I moved it back to Video Game/, but Vir reverted this change.

DunDun Wandering...
Wandering...
May 17th 2013 at 8:28:58 AM

[up]That sounds very similar to my question about Kingdom Hearts—neither of them are in three or more media. Is Metroid in multiple consoles/handhelds (within the same generation of video games)?

I think a part of the issue with old video game series is that people off this wiki call them franchises instead of series. (I'm not insinuating that we should change the name of the namespace, by the way.)

videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
May 17th 2013 at 12:17:46 PM

[up] There are Metroid games for the NES (1), SNES (1), Game Boy (1), Game Boy Advance (2), Game Cube (2), Nintendo DS (2), and Wii (2).

May 20th 2013 at 4:34:34 PM

@55: Hmmm. If the comics you mentioned are Western-style, that's three media types which qualifies Metroid for a Franchise page.

Maybe we write up work pages for the manga and comic.

videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
May 20th 2013 at 4:49:38 PM

This is a full listing of the comics.

May 23rd 2013 at 8:27:24 PM

Yup. Metroid qualifies. I see both manga and Western comics.

May 24th 2013 at 6:44:32 PM

I just converted Prince of Persia into a franchise page, and created seven work pages for individual games. (The film and 2008 game had pages already, and I made an all-new page for the graphic novel some time ago.) Most of the old examples have been removed for the moment, because I want to sort them out properly.

Jun 17th 2013 at 12:10:26 PM

Warcraft should probably be made a franchise page. We've got an RTS series, the More Popular Spinoff MMO that displaced it (to my eternal annoyance), as well as an Expanded Universe with OEL Manga and novel series.

EDIT: Oh, and a TCG.

edited 17th Jun '13 10:14:47 PM by StarSword

Jun 21st 2013 at 12:48:42 PM

The Addams Family should probably be converted from a disambiguation into a franchise page. The recent musical isn't directly based on the series or either of the movies, and there have also been books and video games (though probably most of those are forgettable tie-ins).

PancticeSquadCutterback This is Rain. Isn't she pretty? :) from Georgia (the one the devil went to, not Russia)
This is Rain. Isn't she pretty? :)
Jun 29th 2013 at 7:44:10 AM

Do Rock Raiders, Cabbage Patch Kids, and The Haunted Mansion count?

edited 29th Jun '13 7:46:13 AM by PancticeSquadCutterback

I'm not LGBT. I just think Rain's really cool. Apologies if my humor gets too painful.
PancticeSquadCutterback This is Rain. Isn't she pretty? :) from Georgia (the one the devil went to, not Russia)
This is Rain. Isn't she pretty? :)
Jul 13th 2013 at 11:44:16 AM

Apologies for doubling, but should I make the page Franchise.Homestar Runner? It's spanned least three formats: The original books, the multiple web-series, and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

I'm not LGBT. I just think Rain's really cool. Apologies if my humor gets too painful.
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Jul 15th 2013 at 10:16:00 AM

I'm guessing Nancy Drew needs the franchise treatment. All those books, multiple film adaptations, a pair of live action TV series (one of which was a crossover with The Hardy Boys), and a line of video games. EDIT: Oh, and a comic book series too. (I was checking Wikipedia.)

edited 15th Jul '13 10:34:12 AM by TotemicHero

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TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Jul 16th 2013 at 7:34:53 AM

Double posting to let you know I did Nancy Drew. It may need some more work though. There also may need to be some page splits (with just one page to cover all the different book series), but that's a topic for another thread. note 

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jul 28th 2013 at 9:19:59 AM

I have a question for a Long Runner: Lupin III has 2 Manga, 4 anime series, 1 live action (and a second fan-made) movie, over 25 animated films, and a video game. Does it need moving?

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 28th 2013 at 9:21:36 AM

Welp. That surely seems to warrant a Franchise/ page.

Jul 28th 2013 at 7:34:04 PM

I wrote a basic one for Franchise.Firefly (TV, feature film, comic books, tabletop RPG Game System). Can someone check behind me?

SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 10th 2013 at 3:46:47 AM

^That looks more like a disambiguation. I suspect that you could use this tool to track down some trope examples.

Also, does Friday Night Lights qualify for a franchise? It has a series page and a film page.

Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Aug 10th 2013 at 10:12:05 AM

No, Franchise is for 3 or more separate media types.

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m8e from Sweden Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Aug 10th 2013 at 3:13:59 PM

It have three medias, book, film and series. Two of them have pages.

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Aug 10th 2013 at 3:57:28 PM

Should Ace Attorney be moved to Franchise/? It started out as a series of visual novels and has been adapted into several manga, a live action film, a musical, and a stage play.

edited 10th Aug '13 3:58:08 PM by MacronNotes

Aug 14th 2013 at 9:29:31 AM

Funny it took me so long to notice, but The Matrix would do well with a move to a Franchise page. There's a movie series, an anime compilation, online video games, and probably more. This opens up the Film/ namespace for an entry on the first movie, and Reloaded and Revolutions can then be split into their articles. The big work is the wick clean-up.

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